Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today I was able to help the student with some homework questions she was struggling on, plus her class notes for today. She needed me to explain a little about how to find the area underneath a curve and how to determine the rectangles and right and left end sums. She seems to be doing very well, and we will continue working together on Wednesday."
"Today the student and I worked on topics from pre-calculus that included velocity, acceleration, and displacement. The student did not struggle with this material and had a positive attitude throughout the session. I included strategies to relate topics in the material together in order to develop a more firm understanding of the variables involved. "
"Today was my first session with him. He said that he was a good math student in his previous years (with an A in Geometry and a B+ in Algebra II). He wants to continue his great performance in this Pre-Calculus class. However, he found out early on that there were a few concepts here and there that he was struggling with from class. In our session, he wanted me to go over some sub topics like transformation of function, basic algebra function, domain, and range. Some of these were like a review for him, so it didn't take much time for him to understand. We did many practice problems together especially on inverse function, which was something he hasn't seen before. Overall, it was a great session. He is on top of his class and he has high motivation to be ahead in Pre-Calculus."
"Today was my first session with my student since spring. He is currently taking Business Calculus, and we began on Calculus instead of pre-calculus since I asked him if he felt comfortable moving forward, and he said yes. We covered a few maximization and minimization problems. The hard part for him seems to be extracting information from word problems. The word problems he has received seem to be a bit challenging, but I believe that if he focuses enough he will be able to handle the course. He mentioned that if the work becomes too stressful to manage with one session a week, we may have to do two sessions a week and I agreed. Overall, the session today went well, and moving forward, we will determine more specialized strategies for him as we go, but for now, the concepts are pretty straightforward. It was a very good session."
"Today we completed preparing the student for her upcoming examination in Calculus. Most of the topics were a review of Precalculus material including domain, range, intercepts, asymptotes, and transformations of functions."
"Today we covered a full exam on trig functions. We covered topics of finding missing sides or angles in right triangles, evaluating various word problems including trig functions. Then we started on a new section about drawing trig functions such as sin, cosine, tan, cotan, sec, and csc. Student is well versed in trig functions and is doing well on the exams."